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Clanton's

319 E. Illinois, Vinita, OK - (918) 256-9053
One of the first restaurants to open along the Oklahoma stretch of "America's Main Street," Clanton's is a town cafe where locals gather. Lunch specials include ham & beans on Wednesday and catfish every Friday. You'll be wowed by the chicken fried steak: beefy, crisp-crusted luxury.
100% Approval Rating (11 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Chicken & Dressing
Coconut Pie
Chicken Fried Steak
Grilled Pork Chops

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (4)
Roadfood.com Editor
"Clanton's does not look like a Route 66 landmark because it was gutted by fire in 1999 and totally rebuilt. The original version was one of the first restaurants to open along the Oklahoma stretch of "America's Main Street." When Sweet Tater Clanton christened his ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

319 E. Illinois, Vinita, OK
(918) 256-9053

http://www.clantonscafe.com/

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:Yes
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:No
A Clanton kitchen specialty for decades, chicken and dressing includes large hunks of white and dark meat and a dressing that has the Thanksgiving flavor of sage.
"A Clanton kitchen specialty for decades, chicken and dressing includes large hunks of white and dark meat and a dressing that has the Thanksgiving flavor of sage."
Michael Stern





Dennis Patrick said that his chicken fried steak is 'actually more of a country fried steak,' because it is griddle cooked, rather than deep fried, in oil. It is served with genuine mashed potatoes and gently peppered gravy, and here shares plate space with cole slaw and apple sauce.
"Dennis Patrick said that his chicken fried steak is 'actually more of a country fried steak,' because it is griddle cooked, rather than deep fried, in oil. It is served with genuine mashed potatoes and gently peppered gravy, and here shares plate space with cole slaw and apple sauce."
Michael Stern


The grilled pork chops weren't particularly thick, but were still surprisingly juicy.
"The grilled pork chops weren't particularly thick, but were still surprisingly juicy."
Cliff Strutz


This picture cannot tell you how elegant and fragile is the crust on this excellent coconut pie. Melissa Patrick said that the essential ingredient for a great pie crust is icy cold water.
"This picture cannot tell you how elegant and fragile is the crust on this excellent coconut pie. Melissa Patrick said that the essential ingredient for a great pie crust is icy cold water."
Michael Stern


Clanton's has been the town cafe for nearly 80 years. Vinita was named for Vinnie Ream, who in 1866 became the first woman and youngest artist ever to receive a commission from the U.S. Government for a statue. She was 18 years old when Congress selected her to create the lifesize marble statue of Abraham Lincoln that stands in the U.S. Capitol rotunda.
"Clanton's has been the town cafe for nearly 80 years. Vinita was named for Vinnie Ream, who in 1866 became the first woman and youngest artist ever to receive a commission from the U.S. Government for a statue. She was 18 years old when Congress selected her to create the lifesize marble statue of Abraham Lincoln that stands in the U.S. Capitol rotunda."
Michael Stern



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